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ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

2 Orioles minor league pitchers suspended for PEDs

NEW YORK (AP) Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jared Breen and right-hander Nick Cunningham have been suspended 80 games each for positive tests under baseball's minor league drug program. The pair tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2), the commissioner's office said Thursday. Both are 24 and are with Delmarva of the Class A South Atlantic League. Breen is batting...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Chris Tillman continues to show Orioles can count on him

It is July 30th, and the Baltimore Orioles’ Opening Day starter, Chris Tillman has an 8-7 record and a 4.35 ERA. Uh oh, right? Well, not exactly. Last night, Tillman turned in his third consecutive outstanding start following the All-Star break. In his three starts against the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Atlanta Braves, the tall right-hander has allowed just one earned...
Via Baseball Essential
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Davis should move back to first base for the Baltimore Orioles

On June 26th the Baltimore Orioles moved Chris Davis to right field after a recent call up of Chris Parmelee due to some injuries in the corner outfield positions and some mediocre production as well. While Parmelee started to hit a little bit, it made sense to keep him up in the big leagues and Buck Showalter made the moves necessary to insure his team’s success. Chris Davis moved...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Favorable August schedule will keep Orioles in the playoff hunt

The month of August will make or break the 2015 season for the Baltimore Orioles. That’s not really earth-shattering news for a playoff contender that has played inconsistent baseball all season. The Orioles followed an 18-5 stretch in June with a 5-15 stretch that sunk their record from 41-34 to 46-49. Now, winners of four straight, the Orioles are back above .500 and just two...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyson Ross would be game-changer for Orioles

Yesterday, Jayson Stark of ESPN reported that the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres were discussing a deal that would send Justin Upton to Baltimore. It’s been quite clear for a while that the Orioles are in desperate need of an outfield bat, especially if they want to keep pace with a re-Tulo-ed Toronto Blue Jays lineup. The Orioles have gotten next to no offensive production...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

As Orioles mull deadline options, Kevin Gausman might provide one solution

As Orioles mull deadline options, Kevin Gausman might provide one solution
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trying to figure out what to do with Chris Davis

In 2013 Chris Davis led all of Major League Baseball in homeruns and RBIs. In 2014 it wasn’t the same. Davis is one of those players who can leave you in awe or frustration at just about any point in the season, which is why no one should be surprised that he may hold the key to which way the Baltimore Orioles turn in the next five days. Davis is suddenly on fire, he entered Sunday...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dopey Orioles minor leaguer loses game after failing to touch home on HR

The Delmarva Shorebirds, the Baltimore Orioles' Single-A affiliate, had just gotten very close to winnng Sunday night on Elier Leyva's go ahead home run.And then he decided to skip home plate. Delmarva's Elier Leyva won the game w a 9th inn HR, but didn't touch home. Jackets won in extras. Highlights tonight. pic.twitter.com/Q9l5xAme7h— Andrew Schnitker (@ASchnit_WRDW) July 27...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors

Currently sitting four games out of a wild card spot, the Baltimore Orioles are in an intriguing situation as the trade deadline approaches. With trade rumors flying around the like crazy, the O’s are in an interesting position to become either buyers or sellers at next week’s deadline. Baltimore has been linked to many names on the current trade market and perhaps will be looking...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is acquiring Chris Davis a good idea for the Cardinals?

According to my twitter follower @CubsCardsCast, MLB analyst Jim Bowden mentioned on satellite radio this morning that the St. Louis Cardinals could be a landing spot for Baltimore slugger Chris Davis. Is this plausible? What would it take? Is this a good idea? Let’s dig into the conversation on this Sunday morning. As I gulp the coffee, we run. Is it plausible? Sure it is. The...
Via STLSportsMinute
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles celebrate Cal Ripken with Fielder’s Choice brew

All the brouhaha surrounding the Baltimore Orioles and why they’re personalizing a beer for long-time Orioles standout and two-time MVP, Cal Ripken Jr., is quite non-scientific. A Baltimore-based brewing company, Heavy Seas will honor No. 8 with a 5 percent ABV beer referred to as Fielder’s Choice to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ripken surpassing Lou Gehrig in consecutive...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles unveil Machado-Schoop handshake t-shirts

The Baltimore Orioles have been rolling out player-designed t-shirts and this next one is pretty awesome.Middle infielders Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop have a complicated handshake:It's now been pictured on a shirt that was designed by the two players:Over/under how many hours did it take for them to finally nail this handshake? Three hours?
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Cleveland Indian Jim Thome to have street named after him in home town

Former Indians slugger Jim Thome is a legendary figure in the eyes of many fans. Last year, Cleveland built a statue for him outside of Progressive Field. Now, he will have a street named after him -- in his home town of Peoria, IL. From the Peoria Journal Star: State lawmakers unanimously voted Tuesday to rename part of U.S. Route 24 after retired Major League Baseball star Jim...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles will be buyers at the deadline

Well there was some question on what the Baltimore Orioles were going to do with the July 31 trade deadline quickly approaching. Not anymore though, as club executive and general manager Dan Duquette held a press conference today to clear it all up. The Orioles will be buyers for the next nine days, regardless of how the team plays. Duquette specifically said that the team needs...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Nine days until the deadline

The MLB rumor mill has been spinning pretty fast in the last few days, and the Baltimore Orioles are right in the thick of the discussion. It seems likely that the Orioles will be buyers in the coming week, as Dan Duquette looks to improve a team that has looked no better than mediocre in the last month of play. It doesn’t seem like the Orioles will go after a top-of-the-line starting...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Manny Machado gets knocked down by fake throw (VIDEO)

Manny Machado had to laugh at himself after he awkwardly tumbled to the ground early in the Orioles 3-2 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. When Orioles third baseman Jonathan Schoop took the relay throw from the outfield and considered going home with the ball, Machado appeared as if he was looking for a cutoff from Schoop, who was only a few feet from him....
Via The Other Paper
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfielders available for Orioles, but do they have enough to make a deal?

A six-game stretch shouldn’t make or break a MLB team’s season. But front offices might place some added importance on games this close to the July 31 trade deadline, as they could determine whether or not a club should try to add pieces or sell them off. The Baltimore Orioles are in that sort of precarious spot beginning this week. With three games at the Yankees, followed by...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles fans with son Camden name newborn daughter Yardley

Colleen and Tony Serra, diehard Baltimore Orioles fans who named their first son Camden after the MLB team’s ballpark in 2010, continued the unique theme by naming their daughter, born in June, the equally unique name of Yardley. The Serras, who have attended every Orioles home game at Camden Yards (now technically named Oriole Park...Read More The post Orioles fans with son named...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Frederick Keys’ Rugrats Uniforms Among Awesome Minor League Promos (Photos)

Minor League Baseball teams are known for wearing some creative alternate jerseys during their promotional nights, but the Frederick Keys might have taken the cake. The Baltimore Orioles’ Single-A affiliate recently showed off the uniforms they’ll be donning for “Nickelodeon Night” on July 31, and they’re pretty darn awesome. The Keys will be repping one of America...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Tillman Turning a Corner

Looking at Chris Tillman’s performance this season, it doesn’t seem like there is any reason to consider adding him in just about any format, but his July performance has changed the script to some degree. In the 18.2 innings he’s pitched in the month, he has a 20.0 K-BB% and a 50% ground ball rate. That has resulted in a 1.61 FIP, 2.89 xFIP, and 1.93 ERA. His start Saturday...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Plan of attack

The Baltimore Orioles ended the first half of the season the same way they started it, with a .500 record. The Orioles have been missing the synergy from past seasons and can’t seem to get everything to mesh together at the same time. However, the Orioles have not been playing poorly and are still very much in contention for a playoff spot. Making moves in free agency could provide...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Slugger Chris Davis Must Have Angered the Baseball Gods

If you are looked upon as a slugger that means people expect you to hit home runs. They don't want to see you get a bunch of singles or doubles and don't expect you to get many triples (because sluggers are usually bigger guys that are not real fast). Normally, Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis is pretty good at hitting the long ball. Just not lately. He's had one in July and 19 on the...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four."...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper ‘can’t stand’ hitting at Camden Yards

Bryce Harper does not like hitting at Camden Yards, and he has the splits to prove it. Harper entered Sunday’s finale in Baltimore against the Orioles 5-for-26 with 10 strikeouts, a double and a home run in seven career games at Camden Yards. The home run came during Saturday night’s win. After the game, the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles keep finding a way to win

Following a 3-1 loss to the Astros on June 3rd, the Orioles’ record stood at 23-29 and they were five games back in the American League East. A team that has been in the top-10 in the league in runs scored for several years now appeared to have forgotten how to score runs.  They scored a paltry 95 runs in the entire month of May which translated into a 13-16 record for the...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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